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- Roger Daltrey to join Flaming Lipshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chg2q.jpg2012-06-25T23:00:30ZThe Flaming Lips will tomorrow launch their quest to break the Guinness world record for the most live concerts in 24 hours in multiple cities. The record is currently held by Jay Z (who played 7 gigs in 24 hours. The tour is going to happen around the Mississippi Delta and the band will be joined by a host of support acts. Wayne Coyne told us exclusively that Roger Daltry might make an appearance as he is on tour in the area this week. Most of the other support acts appear on the band’s new album ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends', Neon Indian, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Grimes, Hunter Hayes, GIVERS, New Fumes will warm up the venues before Flaming Lips fly in on this whistle-stop jaunt.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1f43d76f-8edf-44f6-aaf1-b65f05ad9402?clipfocus=p00vbwgmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Roger Daltrey to join Flaming Lips
- Wayne Coyne - Interview with Steve Lamacqhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9w37.jpg2011-08-02T17:30:00ZThe Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne joins Steve to talk about making The Soft Bulletin.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1f43d76f-8edf-44f6-aaf1-b65f05ad9402?clipfocus=p00jfpqrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 21 mins
Wayne Coyne - Interview with Steve Lamacq
- The Flaming Lips Experiencehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bq2r5.jpg2010-09-20T11:51:00ZTeam ATL got to go onstage with the Flaming Lips as they closed the Electric Picnic festival in 2009. Witness four people getting very excited indeed.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1f43d76f-8edf-44f6-aaf1-b65f05ad9402?clipfocus=p00b4xxzSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
The Flaming Lips Experience
- Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne with Steve and Ceryshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bmht7.jpg2010-06-25T00:00:00ZFlaming Lips chat to Steve Lamacq & Cerys Matthews in the 6 Music studios backstage at Glastonbury Festival.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1f43d76f-8edf-44f6-aaf1-b65f05ad9402?clipfocus=p008k3drSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 16 mins
Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne with Steve and Cerys
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The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the "Big Bang" That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die."
The band is best known for its associations with 1960s and 1970s psychedelic subculture, with elements of this culture permeating the group's instrumentation, effects, and composition. Coyne's lyrics, in particular, both reference and embody the fascination with the science fiction and space opera genres of fiction that were popular during the golden age of psychedelic subculture. His lyrical style tends to use the imagery and plot conventions of space opera to frame more abstract themes about the unfolding cycles of romantic love, highlighting its vulnerability while delving into its metaphysical implications.